Ex-Trump aides ask judge to be removed from home detention

A court artist drawing shows President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, center standing and Manafort's business associate, Rick Gates, in federal court in Washington, Monday, Oct. 30, 2017, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Deborah A. Robinson. Seated at front left is Manafort's attorney Kevin Downing. (Dana Verkouteren via AP)
FILE – In this July 17, 2016 file photo, Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort talks to reporters on the floor of the Republican National Convention at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge is set to hear arguments on whether President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman can be removed from home confinement as the criminal case against him moves forward.

Paul Manafort and business associate Rick Gates surrendered last week to face charges brought by special counsel Robert Mueller.

The men are accused of laundering the profits of foreign consulting work performed on behalf of a Ukrainian political party and concealing those assets from the U.S. government. They have pleaded not guilty.

A federal magistrate last week ordered Manafort and Gates to be placed on home confinement. They’re planning to ask a judge in court Monday to lift those conditions.

In court papers, Manafort has pledged $12.5 million in assets to guarantee that he’ll show up for future court appearances.